Five Essential Songs
The "U2 Experience + Innocence Tour" is bound for the New York area for four shows, playing Madison Square Garden on June 25, June 26 and July 1 and Newark's Prudential Center on June 29, as the Irish rockers support their latest album, Songs of Experience.
The Lumineers (photo by Scarlet Page, PR)
Ahead of performing two concerts at Bard College's Fisher Center of nothing but Aimee Mann covers, called "All the Presidents Mann," on June 29, actress, activist, and singer Martha Plimpton chooses her "Five Essential Aimee Mann Songs" for FUV Essentials.
Martha Plimpton (photo courtesy of the artist)
In early 2018, Brian Fallon and bandmates of The Gaslight Anthem reunited temporarily to mark the 10th anniversary of their second album, The '59 Sound, with a worldwide tour, playing the record in its entirety. As any fan of the band knows, there's a lyrical nod or two to Bruce Springsteen on that album — and Brian Fallon considers "The Boss" to be a major inspiration.
The Gaslight Anthem, Brian Fallon in the foreground (photo by Danny Clinch, PR)
Phoebe Bridgers (photo by Frank Ockenfels, PR)
Natalie Merchant's second solo album, Ophelia, turns 20 years old on Saturday, May 19. While Merchant isn't doing anything special to mark the occasion, FUV will celebrate that gorgeous album with selected tracks that day, at 8 a.m. and noon (streaming online).
Natalie Merchant and the cover of Ophelia.